Patterns of Indulgence
This work follows Victorian Era wallpaper designs and William Morris' explorations of Scheele Green into a present investigation of the patterns of colonial extraction by Canadian corporations.
The colour swatches mimic the palettes of lithium mining as well as the infamous arsenic greens used in the production of vibrant yet deadly household commodities.
The patterns are composed by logos of the twenty-five most powerful and contested Canadian Mining corporations operating in the Americas. The logos' largely inconspicuous, unmemorable, malleable and almost permutable designs speak to the vast levels of secrecy and anonymity in which they operate, often unregulated, and with robust impunity around the world.
Created with the generous support of Ontario Arts Council.